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By Ben Trefny, KALW Interim Executive Director We’re just over a week past Election Day. I think at this point, it must be the most collectively stressful day in the United States! But KALW, with huge help from our trainees, helped make sense of it all for our audience. On Election Night, backed by our news team, Sonia Paul and Audio Academy mentor Sunni Khalid hosted live state and local interviews and results to complement NPR’s national coverage of the midterms. Participants included Rose Aguilar, Audio Academy fellows Andrew...read more
Historically Low Voter Turnout Precincts Visited Door-to-Door by Audio Academy Giving Away Voting Guide
By Ben Trefny, Interim Executive Director, KALW Coming right up on the midterm elections, and KALW’s team is gearing up for live Election Night coverage Tuesday on www.kalw.org and 91.7 FM in the San Francisco Bay Area. Make sure to vote and to tune in to find out what happens! In the lead up to that, aside from broadcasting election-related stories, we’ve been visiting historically low voter turnout precincts of San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, and Contra Costa Counties. We’ve printed up 6,000 voter information guides,...read more
By Ben Trefny, Interim Executive Director, KALW I’m so happy to talk about what a group of all-stars in training we have this year in KALW’s Audio Academy. Check out some of the work they’ve done in the last few weeks, both around general news as well as informing folks about the upcoming midterm elections: Fentanyl deaths in Santa Clara County on the rise — Priscilla Ankrah Heated mayoral race could spark skepticism for San Jose voters — Kelby McIntosh Oakland Measure S: Allowing non-citizens to vote in school board...read more